This week, dance with David Cross, impress your M.F.A. professors and celebrate World Record Store Day with all-day tunes.
New York’s All Right ($10-$20) — April 17-20, times vary
For the second year in a row (the first was held at 285 Kent, may it rest in peace), members of the worldwide punk scene descend upon NYC from as far away as Sweden and Japan for four nights of hardcore and metal shows. Spend Thursday and Sunday at the Wick (260 Meserole St at Bushwick Pl) and Friday and Saturday at the Acheron (57 Waterbury St nr. Scholes St). If you’re willing to cross the bridge, there’ll also be bands playing at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker St between Thompson and Sullivan Sts) and ABC No Rio (156 Rivington St between Suffolk and Clinton Sts).
Beats By Tobias Funke (Free) — April 18, 10 p.m.
Never-nude David Cross graces Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St at S. 3rd St) with his presence alongside TV On the Radio’s Jaleel Bunton, where they’ll spin—well, whatever these two people should agree on. Should you go, report back to us.
The annual Food Book Fair doesn’t kick off ‘til next week, but hungry readers can get a taste of what’s to come at Word’s pop-up bookstore at the Shop at Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave at N. 11th St). Peruse 150 titles, including cookbooks and food-related culture, science and art books for far less than it costs to actually attend the Fair (passes for which range from $15 to $225, and can be purchased here).
In between two-steppin’ your blue jeans off all weekend long at the Bell House (7th St between Second and Third Aves), try out a mandolin, fiddle or blues guitar in special workshops and film screenings, included in the price of admission. Afternoon shows are all-ages, so feel free to show the kiddies a boot-stompin’ heckuva good time.
Whether you’re a vinyl-phile or not, Morgantown’s newest neighbor, The Crate (304 Boerum St at White St) contains more than just $1 records—here, you’ll dig through recycled vinyl accessories (think jewelry, home goods and phone cases) and watch live silk screening while being serenaded by APSPDR+, Silent Rider and Codes. Did we mention there will be free beer? There will be free beer.